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Which cartridge do you use the most (for waterfowling)?

20 guage 2 3/4"
0
No votes
20 guage 3"
2
4%
12 guage 2/34"
2
4%
12 guage 3"
34
67%
12 guage 3 1/2"
11
22%
10 guage 3 1/2"
2
4%
 
Total votes : 51

Postby TWO GSPS » Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:06 pm

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Postby mallardman77 » Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:32 pm

i'll only be shooting 2 3/4 this year, my browning a-5 is only a light 12ga. but in years past, 3" all the way in my mossberg 500. No brand in particular, whatever is cheapest. My only exception is absolutely NO winchester garbage in my guns. have had nothing but problems with them in both my pump and semi. #4's for ducks, BB's for geese.
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Postby 870 » Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:26 pm

I shoot mostly 3” I do like 2 3/4” from layouts, and T’s or BB’s for cripples. :thumbsup:
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Postby huntmq1 » Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:56 pm

3 inch for ducks, 3 1/2 for geese. As for the theory of ONLY 2 3/4 inch. That would be great if EVERYone COULD get ALL the birds within range. That would depend on how well one could call, his knowledge of setup, how well the hunter is hidden, etc, etc... Not everyone is as good as the next guy at getting the birds to land in their lap. I'm definately not that good. Probably never will be. I'm learning this waterfowl game as I go. Maybe in thirty of forty years I can get all the birds within range of using only 2 3/4 inch shells, but for now, I'll keep blasting away with my magnum 3 1/2 inchers! If I could get the ALL the birds to fly within range EVERY time, I wouldn't know what to do!
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Postby Ducksbeus » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:30 am

I get em in my lap...I still shoot 3.5" #3's for dux. Knocks the crap outa them greenheads. 3.5" dont get ya that much more distance, but, has a far better shot density in my pattern. :thumbsup: Y'all have a nice day!




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Postby ol' yeller » Sun Jun 26, 2005 11:16 pm

For most of duck season I'll typically use 3" 2's or 3's in some sort of high-velocity shell with a full choke, but when the birds are working in really close (inside of 20 yards) I like popping in some 3.5" high-velocity 4's with an improved cylinder choke. It kills them and plucks them at the same time. :yes:
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Postby popplecop » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:16 pm

Most of my duck hunting is done with 2.75" 12 ga. loads or 3" bismuth or Kent matrix 20ga. loads. Save the 3" 12 ga. stuff mostly for geese and use some on pass shooting ducks.
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